12 days in Canadian Rockies Itinerary

12 days in Canadian Rockies Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canadian Rockies route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Banff National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jasper National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Edmonton, Fly to Toronto

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Banff National Park

— 5 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Louise, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, stroll through Plain of Six Glaciers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park route app.

Toronto to Banff National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Banff National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Banff National Park, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Jasper National Park

— 6 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Columbia Ice Field, take some stellar pictures from Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Annette Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jasper National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Canadian Rockies travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Scenic Drive
Few experiences captivate the imagination of true nature lovers like holidays in Canadian Rockies, where a string of national and provincial parks protect a landscape of towering peaks, sparkling lakes, virgin forests, and mighty waterfalls. Wildlife galore adds to the area's charm, drawing visitors from every corner of the world. You may be tempted to spend your Canadian Rockies vacation exploring the picturesque roads and railroad routes, but for a well-rounded tour, remember that you can also hike, bike, skate, ski, paddle, and sled your way though this pristine natural scenery. A string of friendly alpine towns scattered across the Rockies serve as ideal resting places after those long days in the great Canadian outdoors.